girasoli ~ I originally chose this name when setting up a yahoo email account many moons ago (or at least it seems that way now). My real name is such a common name and it was always taken. Even my last name is a pretty common name.
I wanted to come up with a unique Italian name as my user name. During my first couple of visits to Italy, I fell in love with the fields of sunflowers. After thinking about things that I loved about Italy, I decided on using the Italian word for sunflower ~ girasole as my user name. The problem was that girasole was taken. Now I know that I am a singular person and "girasoli" means sunflowers (a plural word), but the only way I could use sunflower in Italian to create this new email account was to use the plural form of sunflower ~ girasoli.
Since then, I have used girasoli in various combinations as well as by itself. At first, I tried to stay grammatically correct using girasole whenever possible since I am a singular person but it was just too confusing for my fingers to remember and for family and friends to remember when to end the word with an "i" or with an "e", especially since just pronouncing the word correctly was was sometimes a challenge. And so, that is how I became to be known as ~ girasoli.
Photo of a sunflower ~ il girasole (singular) ~ that I took while on the island of Burano two years ago.